Quality Product Logo
Make sure the roofing and siding you're buying carries the ultimate label of quality. The Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSSBI) logo identified steel that will make the grade with the long-lasting performance you require.
As Canada's foremost authority on sheet steel, the CSSBI is integral to the development and promotion of industry standards. Look for the CSSBI quality logo! It can only be found on products produced by CSSBI member manufacturers that adhere to strict standards for quality - often higher than what the industry requires. GET the label and GET the peace of mind you need from steel roofing and siding that's designed and produced to deliver.
The CSSBI quality logo is prominently displayed on CSSBI member company sheet steel products.
CSSBI member company steel roofing and siding products must meet strict requirements for quality and performance and consist of hot dipped metallic coated sheet steel pre-finished with colours of proven durability and suitable for exterior exposure as delivered from the coil coater. Specifically, the CSSBI quality product label provides the assurance that these requirements are met or exceeded:
Base Steel -
Before painting, the base steel is either zinc-coated (galvanized) to ASTM A653/A653M or 55% aluminum-zinc alloy-coated to ASTM A792/A792M.
Pre-Finish System -
CSSBI members use pre-finish systems that consist of a primer and topcoat continuously applied and cured within the paint manufacturer's specifications for cleaned, pre-treated, metallic coated substrate. These paint systems have been tested and approved for exterior Canadian applications.
Paint Qualification -
Proven paint systems designed for vertical and non-vertical applications. Performance standards are met for Film Thickness, Film Cure, Film Hardness, Chalk, Fade and Paint Film Integrity.
Each proven colour shall successfully meet the weathering standards. This standard ensures Film Integrity for 40 years of exposure, limits on Chalking for 30 years, and limits on Colour Change for 30 years.*
Shipping & Storage -
CSSBI members ensure that pre-finished steel is kept dry in transit and in storage before delivery. By doing so, a CSSBI quality product has not been subjected to potential wet storage stain and/or paint deterioration. At the job site the pre-finished sheet steel should be stored where it can be used on a first in, first out basis.
*CSSBI S8-2008: Quality and Performance Specification for Pre-Finished Sheet Steel Used for Building Products